2013 was the best year of my life.
Independence rang true – new apartment, new car,
new nursing career from the nursing home, to tele and ortho, to ICU.
(wow, I sound like a typical millennial* look at the table below)
My family and friends started new careers too,
life is getting sweeter.
The stats were an all-time high,
Getting emails and comments all the time,
About NYU Nursing
Advising and inspiring future nurses.
To me, there’s no greater praise.
Last year’s theme was ‘New Nurse Blog.’
But now I’m no longer a fresh fresh nurse.
I’ve got one year under my belt!
For 2014 I’m changing it to
‘I wish I knew that before.’
“I” can be me, a friend, or you.
Health, Food, Money and Rights are my passions
So here it goes!
This table is from a Medscape Nurses article about how to manage a 4 generation gap nursing workforce. You can sign up for a free account to read the article.
|Generation||What They Want||Strategies|
|Traditionalists||Less demanding schedules (part-time; shorter shifts)
Reduced stress or workload
A job well done
|Use a personal touch
Provide traditional rewards
Use as mentors
Offer less physically demanding positions
|Boomers||Recognition for experience and excellence
Positive work environment
Good pay and benefits
|Give public recognition
Find opportunities to share expertise (precept, mentor)
Promote “gradual retirement”
Autonomy and independence
|Provide opportunities for skill development and leadership
Involve in decision-making
Stimulation, engagement, involvement; multitasking
Socializing and networking
Impatient for promotion
“Move up or out”
Offer a supportive work environment
Begin leadership development early
Provide access to social networks; build on technology strengths
Develop skill base